Month: May 1975

Memorandum for Mr. Gravelle- Material for discussions in Quebec on “patriation”

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL May 29th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. GRAVELLE: Material for discussions in Quebec on “patriation” Thank you for the attached material for my discussions with Mr.Bourassa yesterday on “patriation”. I read and digested it pretty thoroughly before the meeting and it was very helpful. You and Mr.Hurley will be getting copies of my notes on the meeting which Mr. Bourassa has asked us to keep particularly confidential. Mr. Chouinard said there had been quite a good discussion in the Assemblé nationale earlier… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Gravelle- Material for discussions in Quebec on “patriation”

Memorandum for the Prime Minister- Meeting with Mr. Bourassa on “patriation” of the Constitution

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Mr. Carter Mr.Gravell Mrs.Reed Mr.Hurley May 29th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR THE PRIME MINISTER: Meeting with Mr. Bourassa on “patriation” of the constitution I had dinner in Quebec last night with Mr.Bourassa and Julien Chouinard to discuss your proposals about “patriation” of the constitution. Mr. Bourassa arranged the meeting in this way and with only the three of us present since he wants to keep the fact of discussions very private at this stage. Attached is a copy of a note I have… Read more Memorandum for the Prime Minister- Meeting with Mr. Bourassa on “patriation” of the Constitution

Memorandum for Mr. Carter- “Patriation” of the Constitution: Quebec Position

Click here to view the original document (PDF). Mrs. Reed Mr.Gravelle Mr.Hurley May 29th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. CARTER: “Patriation” of the constitution: Quebec position Attached is a copy of the memorandum for the Prime Minister to which I referred in our telephone conversation this morning. I am sending copies also to Mrs. Reed and Messrs. Gravelle and Hurley and I would appreciate it if all would regard the material as being for their own eyes only. While I left the challenge with Julien Chouinard to come up with some… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Carter- “Patriation” of the Constitution: Quebec Position

Constitutional Guarantees in Relation to “Securite Culturelle”

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“Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa, Quebec

Click here to view the original document (PDF). “Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa -Québec, May 28, 1975 Dinner-meeting at Café d’Europe, 8:00 p.m. – present only Mr. Bourassa, Julien Chouinard and myself. Meeting went on until 11:15 p.m. Presentation I started by outlining the reactions I had had from the Premiers I had visited so far: Mr. Schreyer – would go along with “patriation” + amending formula; Mr. Lougheed – subject to Cabinet, would go with the plan but (a) change in “Western” part of the formula… Read more “Patriation” of the Constitution meeting with Mr. Bourassa, Quebec

Memorandum for Mr. Robertson- Effect of Preambular Statements

Click here to view the original document (PDF). cc: Mr. Carter Mr. Gravelle CONFIDENTIAL May 28th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ROBERTSON Re: Effect of Preambular Statements Preambular statements usually set forth the main purposes or objectives of the document which they introduce. They also often state the facts in response to which the document was drafted. They are therefore referred to by the courts when interpreting ambiguities or dealing with lacunas in the substantive provisions of the document so that the ambiguous provisions can be interpreted in accordance with the… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Robertson- Effect of Preambular Statements

Memorandum for Mr. Robertson

Click here to view the original document (PDF). cc: Mr. Carter Mr. Gravelle CONFIDENTIAL May 28th, 1975. MEMORANDUM FOR MR. ROBERTSON Re: Effect of Preambular Statements Preambular statements usually set forth the main purposes or objectives of the document which they introduce. They also often state the facts in response to which the document was drafted. They are therefore referred to by the courts,when-interpreting ambiguities or dealing withglacunas in the substantive provisions of the document so that the ambiguous provisions can,be interpreted in accordance with the fundamental purpose of the… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Robertson

Memorandum for Mr. Haney- Meeting with Alberta officials and others on May 16

Click here to view the original document (PDF). CONFIDENTIAL May 26, 1975 MEMORANDUM FOR MR. HANEY Meeting with Alberta Officials and others on May 16 Attached is a copy of a note from Ms. Susan Green dated May 15, which set out the itinerary for the visit which Mr. Robertson and I made to Alberta on May 15-16. In the event, everything worked out the way the schedule indicates, except that Harry Hobbs was sick, and the lunch was hosted by Chip Collins. In turn, Chip was called to Cabinet… Read more Memorandum for Mr. Haney- Meeting with Alberta officials and others on May 16